SOAS University of London

Careers Service

Full-time Jobs

There are a number of ways to find full-time jobs, however you should start by looking at CareersZONE, the main job board for employers wishing to employ SOAS students and graduates. You have to be a current SOAS student to access this, or a recent graduate. If you graduated before 2016, please contact us for information on how to register.


  • Prospects - information on finding graduate jobs, postgraduate courses and careers advice
  • Inside Careers - provides official graduate career advice services
  • TARGETjobs - jobs, internships and careers advice

Sector specific specialist publications and professional bodies

Professional bodies can be a very useful resource when job hunting. They often advertise jobs on their websites or in their newsletters. You can also contact them to find out if they can give you details of their members, who you can get in touch with to ask about jobs or work experience.

You can identify professional bodies and specialist publications relating to your sector by searching online, looking at the Explore your Future section on MySOAS Student, or by using the job profiles on the Prospects website.

Employer directories

These publications give details of vacancies and graduate schemes within many larger graduate recruiters. Collect your free take away copy of the Guardian UK 300, JobCrowd Top Companies, and Target Jobs sector directories from the Careers Service.


Local, regional and national newspapers advertise jobs. These are often available in public libraries and many also have online vacancy sections. Web links to most newspapers can be found on The Paper Boy.


Jobcentres advertise a variety of full-time jobs so visit your local branch for more information.

Recruitment agencies

Ensure any recruitment agency you use is registered with the Recruitment and Employment Confederation. This is the professional body for recruitment agencies.

Careers fairs

Fairs provide you with a great opportunity to talk directly to employers and find out more about their company and vacancies. Details of fairs organised by SOAS can be found on our Events calendar; London Graduate Recruitment fairs are organised by CoSector.

See 'Making the most of fairs' for more information on how you can improve your chances of getting a job.